Report a Review

This service is designed to allow HPFF users to alert the staff about inappropriate reviews.

Review:Calypso says:
Ooh Umbridge is so horrible!

It's so interesting reading the school year from the point of view of someone who isn't Harry. The whole perspective on Umbridge and the Sorting Song is odd but really cool to read from a new point of view. I like the way you've intertwined their stories though, with the Fred and George's (who seemed entirely in character!) interruptions and Harry's arrival for his detention.

I'm loving Amelia as a character! She's really interesting because she's quite full of herself, and quite pro-Purebloods, but she still stands up for what's right and it's clear she takes her role as Head Girl very seriously.

And Umbridge! She's so delightfully evil :P Haha. I think the way she's trying to manipulate Amelia is very in character. Your description of her "high mirthless giggle" was spot on!

Another awesome chapter! :)

Author's Response: I think other students would definitely have a different view of Umbridge - they don't have the bad experiences Harry associates with the Ministry, and nobody else had to face her in a trial for underage magic over the school holidays, so they don't see her as inherently evil from the beginning. Amelia has totally different reasons to dislike her than the likes of Harry, but she really is a thoroughly dislikeable character and it's good to explore that.
Yay for pulling off Fred and George! They crop up a bit in this story, being pretty well-known and in Amelia's year, so it's good to know they're in character.
I love Amelia too, I find her such a rewarding character to write and she surprises me at every turn with what she does. You know your characters are good when they write themselves :P
Thanks for reviewing!

Your Name:
Reason for this Report:

  • The review is offensive.
  • The review is spam or chit-chat (not actually a review).
  • The review was double posted.
  • The review has formatting problems.
Repeat the number: 377
Submit Report: